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Malachi Benjamin Wanted For Questioning In 2018 Double Murder Arrested After Being Stabbed In Face

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for questioning in a double murder last year went to the hospital after being stabbed in the face this weekend and was taken into official custody by authorities.

Malachi Benjamin, 24, of St. Croix was held by police on Saturday based on an existing arrest warrant, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Ancilmo Marshall Command officers to the Juan F. Luis Hospital about 8:16 p.m. Saturday based on a report that a stab wound victim was in the hospital’s Emergency Room.

Malachi Benjamin was identified as the stab wound victim. Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) detectives arrived at the hospital and contacted Benjamin who was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his face.

“Upon his discharge from the Emergency Room Benjamin was placed under arrest, based on an arrest warrant on an unrelated matter,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Benjamin was wanted for questioning in the double murder that took place at the Coliseum Cockpit in Estate Glynn on February 17, 2018.

No bail was set as per the arrest warrant for Benjamin, Dratte said.

He was transported to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility where he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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  1. March 23, 2019 at 7:20 AM — Reply

    black lives matter….

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